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Whitbread migrated and streamlined its application landscape

"Fujitsu had the best knowledge and met our key criteria in terms of cost, Lotus Notes experience and the ability to analyse and streamline the existing data and applications."

Kim Houston Project Manager, Whitbread

Whitbread engaged Fujitsu to rationalise over 600 legacy applications creating a more agile and easily managed software environment.

The customer

Founded in 1742, Whitbread is the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator with 45,000 employees who are passionate about making special experiences for its millions of customers, both in the UK and overseas. Its brands include Costa, the largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK, which also operates in 31 countries globally, and the UK’s largest hotel chain, Premier Inn.

The challenge

Whitbread had over 600 IBM Domino applications running on an end-of-life Windows 2000 server. It needed to streamline these applications and upgrade them to a new hardware and software environment to increase performance and availability.

The solution

The company evaluated a number of vendors before deciding that Fujitsu had the requisite Lotus Notes experience as well as the ability to analyse and streamline the existing data and applications for a successful migration.

The benefit

  • Over 600 applications have been rationalised to just seven, enabling easier management
  • New software environments futureproof critical business functions
  • A more flexible platform enables Whitbread to be responsive to market and operational demands
  • An unchanged user interface removes the need for retraining and associated costs

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